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Trigonometry

There are 366 different Starters of The Day, many to choose from. You will find in the left column below some starters on the topic of Trigonometry. In the right column below are links to related online activities, videos and teacher resources.

A lesson starter does not have to be on the same topic as the main part of the lesson or the topic of the previous lesson. It is often very useful to revise or explore other concepts by using a starter based on a totally different area of Mathematics.

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Trigonometry Starters:

Refreshing Revision: It is called Refreshing Revision because every time you refresh the page you get different revision questions.

Advanced Trigonometry Starters

 

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Featured Activity

Snooker Angles

Snooker Angles

This must be the most enjoyable way to practise estimating angles and learn about bearings. Snooker Angles is an interactive game for one or two players.

 

Curriculum for Trigonometry:

Years 7 to 9

Pupils should be taught to use Pythagoras’ Theorem and trigonometric ratios in similar triangles to solve problems involving right-angled triangles more...

Years 10 and 11

Pupils should be taught to compare lengths, areas and volumes using ratio notation and/or scale factors; make links to similarity (including trigonometric ratios) more...

Pupils should be taught to recognise, sketch and interpret graphs of linear functions, quadratic functions, simple cubic functions, the reciprocal function y =  with x not equal to 0, {the exponential function y = kx for positive values of k, and the trigonometric functions (with arguments in degrees) y = sin x, y = cos x and y = tan x for angles of any size} more...

Pupils should be taught to know the exact values of the sine and cosine of 30, 45, 60 and 90 degrees; know the exact value of the tangent of 30, 45, and 60 degrees more...

Pupils should be taught to {know and apply the sine and cosine rules to find unknown lengths and angles} more...

Pupils should be taught to {know and apply Area =  ½ ab sin C to calculate the area, sides or angles of any triangle} more...

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Notes:

Trigonometry is a branch of mathematics that studies triangles and the relationships between their sides and the angles between these sides. Pupils begin by learning the names on the sides of a right-angled triangle relative to the angles. They then learn the ratios of the lengths of these sides and the connection these ratios have with the size of the angles.

Having mastered right-angled triangle trigonometry pupils then progress to more advanced uses including the sine rule and cosine rules.

The use of a scientific or graphing calculator is essential for this topic and correct, efficient use of the calculator is an important skill to develop.

Here's a Trigonometry Wordsearch just for fun.

Trigonometry Teacher Resources:

3D Trigonometry Presentation: A slide presentation (a poem) introducing using trigonometry (including Pythagoras' Theorem) to find lengths and angles on three dimensional shapes.

Triangle Solver: Provide and three measurements for a triangle and this application will work out the remaining sides, angles and area.

Trigonometry Activities:

Common Trig Ratios: A self-marking exercise covering the common trigonometric ratios for certain angles.

Formulae to Remember: The traditional pairs or pelmanism game adapted to test recognition for formulae required to be memorised for GCSE exams.

Trigonometry: 20 trigonometry questions in an online, self marking exercise.

Trigonometry Advanced: A self-marking exercise on the sine rule, cosine rule and the sine formula for finding the area of a triangle.

Which Side?: Arrange the diagrams in groups depending on whether the arrow is pointing to the opposite, adjacent or hypotenuse.

Alternatively, for the more advanced student, there is an ever-growing collection of Exam-Style Questions with worked solutions on the topic of Trigonometry.

Trigonometry Investigations:

Search for Infinity: Manipulate the Lissajou curve to produce a perfectly symmetrical (vertically and horizontally) infinity symbol.

Trigonometry Videos:

Formulae for GCSE: These are the formulae candidates need to know for the GCSE(9-1) Maths exams.

Trigonometry and Pythagoras: A trigonometry and Pythagoras theorem revision song

Trigonometry in 3D: This video from Corbettmaths goes through a typical 3D trigonometry question - finding an angle in a cuboid.

Trigonometry External Links:

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